• Publication date: February 4, 2014

The Soloist

LA Times journalist Steve Lopez hears some beautiful violin playing and investigates to find that it is homeless Ayers who had attended the prestigious Julliard. Lopez’s feature on Ayers receives so much attention that Ayers is famous as Lopez tries to help in a multitude of ways…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2009

MBC Max:

November 29, 2015 18:00 (KSA) ~ November 29, 2015 17:00 (CLT)

LA Times journalist Steve Lopez hears some beautiful violin playing and investigates to discover that it is homeless Ayers who had attended the prestigious Julliard who is playing these heavenly noted. The feature Lopez writes on Ayers receives so much attention that Ayers becomes famous as Lopez tries to help in a multitude of ways…

 With his schizophrenia becoming evident during his second year at Julliard, musical prodigy Ayers drops out lives on the streets until Lopez runs into him one day rocking a two-string violin. Yet the more Lopez helps Ayers with organizing performances, a musical career, medical assistance, surrounding him with people who respect and care for him, Lopez realizes that in fact it is his own life and ways that are being transformed…

 

Starring:

  • Jamie Foxx as Nathaniel Ayers
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Steve Lopez
  • Catherine Keener as Mary Weston
  • Tony Hollander as Graham Claydon
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton as Jennifer Ayers- Moore
  • Rachael Harris as Leslie
  • Nelsan Ellis as David Carter
  • Stephen Root as Curt Reynolds
  • Octavia Spencer as Troubled Woman

Directed by: Joe Wright

 

Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language